Established in 1990, originally at a small studio on Raeberry Street, the present Timorous Beasties West End site has expanded over the years to embrace three floors—hives of design and silk screen print manufacturing.
Our world view is one in which plants, animals, and society are visually inextricable. Some of the objects from which we draw inspiration gather in corners of the design floor like the private collection of a natural philosopher.
In the print room where ink perfumes linger, the long tables are surrounded by neatly stacked silk screen racks, colour pots, bolts of paper, velvet, cotton, and linen. And from the tables come the decades-long rhythm of squeegee over silk screens, transforming pools of viscous ink into Timorous Beasties pattern and repeat classics: Thistle, Napoleon Bee, Iguana, Birdbranch, Devil Damask, Bloody Empire, Golden Oriole, to name but a few.